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Gators returning for the 2014 season?

It is rumored the Chicago Gators may be making a return for the 2014 season and beyond. Well, if it's coming from the Gators on this site, it may be more then a rumor.

The background: The Gators suspended baseball operations at the end of the 2008 season because of the lack of time commitment of their GM/Coach Darren Lilja. With 2 newly launched business', Darren was unable to devote the time needed to field a competitive team and could not line up a dependable coaching staff to carry the Gators in to the future.

Fast forward to 2013: Two former Chicago Gators who moved on to coach college baseball programs have surfaced and expressed interest in restarting operations for the 2014 season. Their only request was that Darren return to help with the off the field operations which includ player recruitment, meetings and all other things related to leagues and scheduling. He was also offered some playing time but with the injuries suffered in a 2009 racing accident which required surgeries on both of his wrists, Darren feels he is not able to compete at the level he once did.

Please check back as more information is developing throughout the summer and into the fall.


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